When should Venus retire?

aus89

Hall of Fame
According to the ASB Classic press release about her wildcard into the event: "The remarkable 42-year-old, who retired from regular tournament play in 2021, has a wildcard to compete in the Australian Open, and accordingly sought a spot in the ASB Classic as a lead-in to the grand slam event."
 

MichaelNadal

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Sudacafan

Bionic Poster
I would like to be asked if Venus should retire in the first place.
If I said I want her to retire, I could then be asked when she will.
This works that way, and not the other way round.
 

aus89

Hall of Fame
Was pretty close and plagued by rain delays upsetting both player's rhythm - she was up 5-3 in the 3rd and let it slip, certainly playing better than she has the last couple years - we'll see if shes dedicated enough to play more regularly and get her form back
 

Spyderdan56

New User
Venus WAS a great champion....however she has been a guaranteed 1st or 2nd round loser for going on almost 4 years now. Hasn't won back-to-back matches since 2019. Does she need the money? These results can't be fun for her.
 

MichaelNadal

Bionic Poster
Was pretty close and plagued by rain delays upsetting both player's rhythm - she was up 5-3 in the 3rd and let it slip, certainly playing better than she has the last couple years - we'll see if shes dedicated enough to play more regularly and get her form back

She really is looking way better and really should have closed the match out. As usual she had great fan support and was really screwed by the match literally moving to a practice court with no fans.
 

Hitman

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Venus WAS a great champion....however she has been a guaranteed 1st or 2nd round loser for going on almost 4 years now. Hasn't won back-to-back matches since 2019. Does she need the money? These results can't be fun for her.

Venus will always be a great champion. It's that she is no longer a factor, or a contender. I said in a previous thread that she is a nice 1st or 2nd round attraction now, that is kind of where she will stay until she finally moves on. She clearly knows she is not relevant at the top of the game now, she plays more for fun and the thrill of playing than winning and contending for titles.
 

pat200

Semi-Pro
I love Venus. I just feel she is taking wildcards away from players who need the money to survive or catch a break. It isn't like she is winning which would be a different case, but she is a non factor at every tournament.
 

Hitman

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I love Venus. I just feel she is taking wildcards away from players who need the money to survive or catch a break. It isn't like she is winning which would be a different case, but she is a non factor at every tournament.

Pretty much this.
 

pabletion

Hall of Fame
I was wondering when Venus Williams should retire. She's 26 now and I think she should retire by the age of 28. Venus is like a big sister to Andy Roddick. Andy gets a lot of motivation from Venus. If Venus retires, Andy will get a big moral blow for sure, but... anyway, when do you think Venus should retire?

Not until shes 45.....

Did @piratesofthecaribbean retire before Venus?????
 

D-Lite

Hall of Fame
Wowwwww. It must be serious o_O
Ok I ride the train harder than anyone. But if well rested Venus is getting injured trying to put away nobodies in a R2 match, it’s time. Take that Wimbledon wildcard, give it everything you’ve got, then it’s time to give singles up.
Another example of why she should just move on to doubles. Heck, even play a lighter schedule of only the majors, 1000s and smaller tournaments convenient for her to travel to as and when she needs to sharpen up. I am sure there are players out there who would play doubles but on a more lighter schedule as they already play a full singles calendar. I know V likes the Olympics too but they'll be on clay at RG next year, which feels like a long long time right now. We saw V & S lose to the Hradecka and Noskova if I recall correctly when they played last. They don't even play doubles enough to guarantee they'll win.
 

adil1972

Hall of Fame
Sania mirza also announce retirement after dubai open

Sorry if this has been posted already


 
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travlerajm

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I hit with Katie Volynets when she was about 10 years old, about 4" tall but a backboard. Now she's 21 and about 5' tall and a backboard.
Should have gone to college on a tennis scholarship and then got a real job. Beautiful family, Ukraine immigrants, American success story.
Brother is an electrical engineer, makes a ton of dough. She is way too smart to end up working in tennis but too small to succeed. Harsh but true.
She’s 5’7”, plenty tall to succeed on the WTA tour. She’s also won > $620,000 in prize money by age 21. She is doing pretty well.
 

robyrolfo

Hall of Fame
I hit with Katie Volynets when she was about 10 years old, about 4" tall but a backboard. Now she's 21 and about 5' tall and a backboard.
Should have gone to college on a tennis scholarship and then got a real job. Beautiful family, Ukraine immigrants, American success story.
Brother is an electrical engineer, makes a ton of dough. She is way too smart to end up working in tennis but too small to succeed. Harsh but true.
I saw Volynets play as a wildcard in the 2019 US Open against Andreescu. She looked really young and small at the time (and Andreescu looks pretty big, and good, in person). Anyway, all the annoying Canadians in the stands "forced" me to start rooting for the unknown American kid, but it was of little use. The other people that were supporting Volynets from the very start, and seemed to know her, seemed super American.

I have serious problems in memorizing Chinese players names, except for Li Na.

Same! They need to do something.
 

Mark-Touch

Legend
I hit with Katie Volynets when she was about 10 years old, about 4" tall but a backboard. Now she's 21 and about 5' tall and a backboard.
Should have gone to college on a tennis scholarship and then got a real job. Beautiful family, Ukraine immigrants, American success story.
Brother is an electrical engineer, makes a ton of dough. She is way too smart to end up working in tennis but too small to succeed. Harsh but true.
That's what they said about Aran. Sanchez. :)
Not that there's any comparison.
 

thrust

Legend
I love Venus. I just feel she is taking wildcards away from players who need the money to survive or catch a break. It isn't like she is winning which would be a different case, but she is a non factor at every tournament.
TRUE! Venus should have to qualify in order to get into the main draw, until she starts winning a few rounds in a main draw.
 

PDJ

G.O.A.T.
I was wondering when Venus Williams should retire. She's 26 now and I think she should retire by the age of 28. Venus is like a big sister to Andy Roddick. Andy gets a lot of motivation from Venus. If Venus retires, Andy will get a big moral blow for sure, but... anyway, when do you think Venus should retire?
Clearly she will NEVER retire. EVER.
 

Sudacafan

Bionic Poster
If Venus doesn’t announce she’s formally retired, even if she hasn’t played a pro match for years, we can’t dare say she’s retired, or demand she retires.
I will come back to address this issue by June 2030, for Venus’ 50th birthday.
 
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